Hertie School - ESCP Europe Certificate Series

Certificate in
"Strategy and Decision-Making in Business, Politics and Society"

This certificate includes the three seminars, which need to be completed within two years. Most seminars take place on an annual basis.

Participants choose two out of the three seminars offered by the Hertie School and participate in the Strategy seminar at ESCP Europe in Berlin and London.

'Nudging' and Experimental Policy Evaluation

2-4 March 2017

Seminar Director: Prof. Dr. Christian Traxler, Hertie School of Governance

Location: Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

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Strategic Management - Enhancing the Strategic Capacity of Public Organisations

29 June - 1 July 2017

Seminar Directors: Prof. Dr. Mark van TwistProf. Dr. Martijn van der Steen, The Netherlands School of Public Administration & Erasmus University Rotterdam

Location: Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

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4 days in total in Berlin and London: 9-10 March 2017, ESCP Europe Campus Berlin & 16-17 June 2017, ESCP Europe Campus London

Please register directly at ESCP Europe

Seminar Director: Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmid, ESCP Europe

Location: ESCP Europe, Campus Berlin

Michael Porter wrote a famous article in the Harvard Business Review entitled, “What is Strategy?“ In this module you will not only find an answer to this fundamental question, but you will also explore the extent to which strategies drive organisations, as well as experiencing why and how strategy matters. This module will cover the key frameworks and concepts in corporate strategy. Participants will become familiar with every facet of the strategy process, with a particular emphasis on strategic analysis and strategy formulation.

Target group

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)


  • Higher education degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is 10 years)
  • Good knowledge of English

Workload per certificate

  • 3 seminars (10 days in total) in Berlin and London
  • Additional time for the preparation of the seminars as well as for the follow-up assignments

Certificate fee

€ 6,380

Tuition fees for the seminars offered by the Hertie School are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. The participation fee for the seminars offered by the ESCP Europe are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 22.
In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses.

Certificate fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminars, beverages, final certificate. Terms and Conditions (only apply to courses at the Hertie School)

Registration for the seminars at the Hertie School is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. We kindly ask all applicants for the certificate series to upload a short CV (in English or German) and their higher education diploma to the online application module. Admission is subject to availability. Registration for ESCP Europe seminars is possible directly at ESCP Europe.

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Contact the Executive Education Team

Phone: +49 (0)30 259 219 -117

E-Mail: executive(at)hertie-school.org